WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.  

“The 2018 Farm Bill addresses the needs of rural America and provides support for South Carolina’s farmers. This legislation strengthens the farm safety net by expanding crop insurance, providing certainty for producers in the face of dropping farm income and natural disasters” said Congressman Rice. “South Carolina farmers have dealt with more than their fair share of devastation, having to overcome three natural disasters in the last four years. After Hurricane Florence, I joined farmers across our district to survey crop damage and saw first-hand the additional challenges they face after a catastrophic event. The Farm Bill is a critical component of disaster recovery and will provide stability as our farmers continue to work, grow, and produce despite tough circumstances and unforeseen challenges.”